Brandon Crawford hopeful he'll avoid DL with oblique injury

As magnetic and inspiring as Hunter Pence is, Brandon Crawford is glad he won't be mimicking Pence this time around. After leaving Tuesday's game with tightness in his left side, Crawford assured Wednesday that he only expects to miss a few games and is optimistic he won't be placed on the disabled list like Pence. "It feels pretty mild," Crawford said. "I've strained my oblique...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Marlon Byrd Could Prove Pivotal to San Francisco Giants Playoff Run

(Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images) If there’s one thing the San Francisco Giants front office has been able to do well in recent years (aside from a little something called World Series championships) it’s taking players from the scrap heap and turning them into key contributors for the stretch run. Brian Sabean and Bobby Evans have seemingly done it again this year with...
Via The Sports Journal
3 days ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco Giants: Marlon Byrd providing a spark

When news broke that right fielder Hunter Pence would be going back on the DL for a third time this season with a moderate oblique strain, it made the San Francisco Giants ramp up their search for finding an outfielder before the waiver deadline. The Giants acquired Marlon Byrd and cash from the Cincinnati Reds in exchange for double-A RHP Stephen Johnson. The Giants almost traded...
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Marlon Byrd brings ‘old man strength’ to Giants’ ailing outfield

With both Angel Pagan and Hunter Pence on the disabled list, the San Francisco Giants are in dire need of an outfielder who can help the team’s playoff push. Byrd brings professionalism and experience to the team, and at the age of 37 he still has plenty of pop in his bat with 19 home runs this season. That said, he is just hitting .237 with a .286 on base percentage which...
Via Sportsnaut
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Cincinnati Reds Trade Marlon Byrd to the San Francisco Giants

The San Francisco Giants had been in on the Chase Utley sweepstakes, but lost out to their rivals in Los Angeles. The Giants couldn’t sit still and let the Dodgers get the upper hand, so they added to their outfield on Thursday afternoon. They traded Double A right hander Stephen Johnson to the Reds in exchange for Marlon Byrd. Byrd can play all three outfield positions and he’ll...
Via The Fantasy Fix
7 days ago  |  Discuss

GM Evans breaks down what Giants like in Marlon Byrd

The San Francisco Giants needed an outfielder, all themore so with star right fielder Hunter Pence recently injuring his oblique, butwhat was it in Marlon Byrd that appealed the Giants?Byrd, a 37-year-old veteran outfielder, has been in highdemand for contending teams over the past few seasons, as the Giants are his sixthteam in four years.This season with the Cincinnati Reds, the...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco trades for Reds’ Marlon Byrd

On the day outfielder Hunter Pence hit the 15-day disabled list, the San Francisco Giants made a move to inject offensive production in his absence, acquiring Marlon Byrd from the Reds for Double-A pitcher Stephen Johnson. Byrd was hitting .237/.286/.448 with 19 home runs and 42 RBIs for Cincinnati this season.  He is expected to join the Giants and play in Friday’s game...
Via Sports-Glory
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants acquire Marlon Byrd from Reds

The Cincinnati Reds announced that they have traded Marlon Byrd to the San Francisco Giants for minor league pitcher Stephen Johnson. Hunter Pence was recently placed on the disabled list with a strained oblique, so Byrd will likely get the majority of playing time in right field. Reds send Marlon Byrd to Giants for RHP Steve Johnson. — Cincinnati Reds (@Reds) August 20, 2015...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Hunter Pence Out as Nori Aoki Returns for San Francisco Giants

(Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images) Hunter Pence is headed to the disabled list on Thursday with a strained oblique, the same day the San Francisco Giants activated Nori Aoki from the seven-day concussion disabled list. Pence injured his oblique in his final at-bat on Monday night, and after sitting out Tuesday’s contest, the team announced the right fielder would be headed to the...
Via The Sports Journal
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants to place Pence on DL, activate Aoki on Thursday

ST. LOUIS (AP) The San Francisco Giants plan to place Hunter Pence on the 15-day disabled list Thursday with a strained left oblique, a move timed with activating Nori Aoki, who has been on the DL with a concussion. Manager Bruce Bochy said the team believes Pence well be back by the end of the 15 days. Pence was injured flying out in the ninth inning on Monday. Aoki will likely...
Via AP on Fox
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Bumgarner had pinch-hit single that led to insurance run

    Madison Bumgarner did not pitch for the San Francisco Giants on Tuesday night, but the World Series hero proved he doesn’t need to take the mound to help his team pick up a victory. Dealing with an injured Hunter Pence and an undermanned bench, Giants manager Bruce Bochy decided to call on Bumgarner as a pinch-hitter with two outs in the seventh. Naturally, Bumgarner...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants outfielder Hunter Pence placed on DL with strained oblique

The San Francisco Giants will be without one of their best players as the pennant race reaches the homestretch. Hunter Pence received on MRI on his left oblique on Tuesday after experiencing soreness in the area during Monday night's game, the results of which revealed that he has a moderate oblique strain. The injury will cause Pence to be sidelined for at least a few weeks as the...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants' Pence undergoing MRI for left oblique injury

ST. LOUIS (AP) Hunter Pence of the San Francisco Giants was undergoing an MRI exam for a left oblique injury and was not in the lineup against the St. Louis Cardinals. Manager Bruce Bochy anticipated having results after Tuesday night's game. Pence was hurt swinging on a fly out against St. Louis closer Trevor Rosenthal in the ninth inning of a 2-1 loss Monday night. Bochy had planned...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco Giants remake ‘Full House’ intro, best thing you’ll see all day

Anyone who grew up in the 1990s and didn’t live in a cabin in the woods had a special treat every weekday afternoon when the beloved cast of “Full House” arrived on their television screens. The San Francisco Giants recaptured the legendary show’s magic with an amazing recreation of the intro—”Full Clubhouse” is the best thing you’ll watch all day. Watch as Brandon...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco Giants Do Spot-On Cover Of ‘Full House’ Intro Video

San Francisco is synonymous with many things, including the Giants and the hit TV show “Full House.” So why not combine the two things? That’s exactly what the Giants will do Sept. 30 with “Full Clubhouse,” their tribute to the iconic ’80s and ’90s show. To promote that late-season event, the Giants revealed this fantastic parody video Friday, featuring members of the...
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The bruised, battered Giants push for the playoffs

If you happen to believe there’s no such thing as a curse, the San Francisco Giants are probably testing your faith right now. Odd years have been a thorn in the Giants’ side for a while now, interrupting their World Series dynasty plans with playoff-less autumns. And something unfortunate always seems to befall them in those years, prompting the belief in an odd-year curse....
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Pence's three-run homer lifts Giants to 8-3 win over Braves

ATLANTA (AP) Hunter Pence hit a tie-breaking three-run homer in the eighth inning and the Giants bounced back from a deflating loss with an 8-3 win over the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday night. Braves starter Shelby Miller saw his frustrating winless streak extend to 14 starts when the Braves bullpen failed to protect a 3-2 lead in the eighth inning. Miller has a 3.14 ERA during the...
Via AP on Fox
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Bullpen can't hold up for Hamels, Rangers lose to Giants in extras

The trade for Cole Hamels led to an extra 8,500 people buying tickets for Saturday night's Texas Rangers game to see him make his Texas Rangers debut. If they stuck around long enough in the game against San Francisco, they saw an all-too-familiar scene. A Texas bullpen that has the worst ERA in the majors couldn't protect the lead for Hamels and the Giants eventually won with two...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Hunter Pence is the Heart and Soul of the San Francisco Giants

PHOENIX, AZ – JULY 19: Hunter Pence #8 of the San Francisco Giants hits a RBI double against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the third inning of the MLB game at Chase Field on July 19, 2015 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) As the San Francisco Giants chase their fourth World Series ring in six seasons, the team looks to one guy to be the heart and...
Via The Sports Journal
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Pence, Peavy Lead Giants Past Brewers

Jake Peavy contributed another strong outing, and a big seventh inning helped the Giants to a 5-0 victory and a series win over the Brewers. Both Peavy and Milwaukee starter Mike Fiers matched each other zero-for-zero through the first six frames, with Peavy going six and allowing just four hits and no walks while striking out three. He threw 91 pitches, 60 strikes. Perhaps no pitch...
Via BaySportsNet
July 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Giants blank Brewers, 5-0

SAN FRANCISCO -- Hunter Pence doubled in Matt Duffy to break a scoreless tie in the seventh inning and the San Francisco Giants held on to beat the Milwaukee Brewers 5-0 on Wednesday. Pence also made two sparkling defensive plays in the outfield as the Giants bounced back from their only loss on this six-game homestand to beat the Brewers for the fifth time in six games this season...
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July 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Five-run inning lifts Giants past Brewers

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Hunter Pence doubled in Matt Duffy to break a scoreless tie in the seventh inning and the San Francisco Giants held on to beat the Milwaukee Brewers 5-0 on Wednesday. Pence also made two sparkling defensive plays in the outfield as the Giants bounced back from their only loss on this six-game homestand to beat the Brewers for the fifth time in six games this season...
Via AP on Fox
July 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Hot And Cold: The 2015 San Francisco Giants

The San Francisco Giants aren’t winning as often as the St. Louis Cardinals, and they’re certainly not losing as much as the Phillies, but they’re winning and losing more games in a row than their National League competitors.If you look at the top two teams in each NL division (top three in the case of the NL Central since St. Louis blows everyone out of the water), no team...
Via The Sports Quotient
July 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Pence, Belt lead Giants to 9-3 victory over A's

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Hunter Pence had four hits and drove in two runs, Brandon Belt had three RBIs and the San Francisco Giants won their third straight, beating the Oakland Athletics 9-3 in an interleague game Friday night. Jake Peavy (2-4) pitched six strong innings to earn his second straight victory. Buster Posey extended his hitting streak to 10 games with three hits and drove...
Via AP on Fox
July 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Tough decision await the Giants at the trade deadline

It’s an odd year, which means the San Francisco Giants really shouldn’t bother trying to add anything at the trade deadline since there’s no point. But the Giants find themselves in the thick of contention with a chance to get to an odd year-playoffs for the first time since 2003, and that means they’ll be actively shopping over the next seven days. The Giants, though...
Via The Outside Corner
July 24, 2015  |  Discuss
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